Paula Reid: PhD, RNC, WHNP-BC, Associate Professor

Paula ReidDr. Paula Reid has been with UNCW since 2007. She instructs nursing students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Reid earned her BSN from Columbia Union College, an MSN from with an emphasis in the Maternal Infant and OB/GYN Nurse Clinical Option from the University of Alabama Birmingham, and her PhD in Health Studies (Higher Education) from Texas Woman’s University.

Prior to teaching, Reid was a nurse practitioner with a focus in Women’s Health. Her research is focused on HIV management among HIV positive women. This theme extends into her community engagement, where Reid is currently a facilitator of support groups for women living with HIV in Jacksonville, N.C. as well as an appointment to the Board of Directors for the AIDS Care and Educational Services.


  • 2005, PhD, Health Studies - Higher Education Track, Texas Woman's University
  • 1987, MSN, Nursing (Maternal Infant, OB/GYN Nurse Clinician Option -- WHNP Education), University of Alabama
  • 1984, BSN, Nursing, Columbia Union College

Research Interest(s)

  • Identifying strategies that individuals living with HIV utilize to self-manage and cope with their conditions, in order to improve the quality of their lives
  • Computer Assisted Instruction as a Strategy for HIV/AIDS Education & Training for Healthcare Professionals
  • Exploring the Role of Self-efficacy and Self-esteem for HIV positive Women Managing their HIV
  • Women's Health Issues

Community Engagements

  • Facilitator of Support Group for Women Living with HIV in Jacksonville, NC
  • Board of Directors for the AIDS Care & Educational Services - Regional HIV Consortium
  • International Nursing Network for HIV/AIDS Research -Member
  • Duke University CME, Women of Color : Annual Community Forum HIV Positive Women's -- Panel Moderator
  • Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC), Editorial Board Member (2007-2010), Currently - Journal Manuscript Reviewer
  • Multiple UNCW Campus and School of Nursing Committees

View Paula Reid's Curriculum Vitae

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